Once you preach, the point is gone.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
No ugliness in a loved child.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Never comparable to anything: How can I preach it?
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
All things that exist are like a dream, a phantom, a bubble, a reflection; they are like dew or lightning; thus should you view them.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
Spring comes: grass grows.
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
Ordinary mind is the Way.
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
From the origins nothing exists.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Watch your own steps!
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
No good thought, no evil thought.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
It rains: the earth wet.
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.